Peter Beecher Sr.
(Abt 1790-After 1850)
Catherine Cashman
(Abt 1792-1855)
John Altland
(1778-1853)
Elizabeth Dierdorff
(1786-1853)
Peter Beecher Jr.
(1822-1873)
Catharine Altland
(1817-1891)
David Absalom Beecher
(1853-1919)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Anna M. Orris

David Absalom Beecher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 14 Aug 1853, , Perry, PA 2 5 7 9
  • Marriage (1): Anna M. Orris about 1876
  • Died: 22 Jan 1919, Frankford Twp., Cumberland, PA at age 65 5 7 10
  • Buried: 25 Jan 1919, Carlisle: Salem Stone Church Cemetery, Cumberland, PA 5 7

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1860 in Rye Twp., Perry, PA. 3 Peter Beecher, farmer, 38, was with wife Catharine, 40; Ellen A. 11; Mary, 9; David, 6; Sarah, 5; Jonathan, 3; and Anna, 1. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. His real estate was worth $1,600 and personal estate $211.

2. Census in 1870 in Frankford Twp., Cumberland, PA. 2 Peter Beecher, farmer, 49, was living with wife Catharine, 52; Mary A., 17; David, 15; John, 11; Sarah, 10; Annie, 9; Jane, 7; and Jesse, 4. Peter's farm was valued at $13,000 and possessions $1,000. The post office was Blosserville, PA.

3. Census in 1880 in Frankford Twp., Cumberland, PA. 9 David Beecher, age 27, farmer, is living with Annie M., 24; Charles E., 3; and Jesse, David's brother, 14, laborer. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

4. Newspaper: New Bloomfield Times: From the Cumberland papers last week: "Mr. David Beecher narrowly escaped being sawed in two, a few days ago, while sawing lumber at Mentzer & Drawbaugh's sawmill in Frankford twp.", 3 May 1881, New Bloomfield, Perry, PA. 11

5. Newspaper: New Bloomfield Times: From the Cumberland papers last week: David Beecher involved in accident, 6 Sep 1881, New Bloomfield, Perry, PA. 12 Last Thursday Joseph Shenabrough, a tenant living on the farm of Wm. Wagner, met with an accident. Mr. David Beecher, who owns a separator which is propelled by horse power, was threshing for Mr. Shenabrough. Mr. S., being the driver, got off the power to adjust a block that the coupling runs on. By so doing one leg of his pantaloons was caught by the knuckles of the coupling and every vestige of clothing was torn from his body. Before Mr. S. got away the sweep of the power came around and passed over him bruising him considerably. Mr. Shanabrough is dangerously hurt above the abdomen. He made a very narrow escape from being killed.

6. Newspaper: Star and Enterprise: Bloserville: The holy rite of baptism will be administered to quite a number of people on Saturday, at 2:00 o'clock p.m., in a dam belonging to David Beecher., 31 May 1899, Newville, Cumberland, PA. 13

7. Census in 1900 in Frankford Twp., Cumberland, PA. 14 The 1900 census recorded David A. Beecher, farmer, 45, born Aug 1855, living with wife Annie M., 43, Feb 1857; Charles E., 24, Jul 1876; and Annie C., 9, Feb 1891. Also in the home is boarder Eugene Comp, 16, Apr 1884. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Annie was married for 24 years and had given birth to 3 children, 2 alive in 1900.

8. Newspaper: The Star and Enterprise: David Beecher has made a new sleigh for himself and others are getting them made. It looks now as if they might be needed all winter., 18 Jan 1905, Newville, Cumberland, PA. 15

9. Census in 1910 in Frankford Twp., Cumberland, PA. 16 The 1910 census recorded David A. Beecher, 56, living with wife Annie M., 54; and son Charles E., 33.

10. Residence: on 8 Nov 1913 in Kerrsville, Cumberland, PA. 6

11. Cause of Death: Dilation of heart., 22 Jan 1919, Frankford Twp., Cumberland, PA. 7


David married Anna M. Orris, daughter of George Bistline Orris and Rebecca Shambaugh, about 1876. (Anna M. Orris was born on 19 Feb 1856 in , Cumberland, PA,9 14 17 18 died on 11 Jun 1932 in Frankford Twp., Cumberland, PA 17 18 19 20 and was buried on 14 Jun 1932 in Carlisle: Salem Stone Church Cemetery, Cumberland, PA 17 18.)


Sources


1 <i>Records of Sharon Nickol Swope</i> (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=nickol).

2 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Frankford Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1332 Page: 72.

3 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Perry County, Rye Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1150 Page: 721.

4 Shull, William F, <i>The Lineage of Christian Kersheman 1774-1893</i> (1893. Original copy in possession of Arthur Weaner, 145 Weaner Rd, Gettysburg PA 17325-8118.).

5 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=50999753.

6 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 111086. Charles Elmer Beecher. Father David A. Beecher, mother Anna W. Orris.

7 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 6414. David A. Beecher. Father Peter Beecher. Mother Catharine Altland.

8 <i>Adams County Historical Society</i> (Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
PO Box 4325, Gettysburg, PA 17325

http://www.emmitsburg.net/achs/), Beecher surname folder, page from bible of Elenora Amanda Beecher, daughter of Peter Beecher and Catharine Altland.

9 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255122; National Archives Film T9-1122; Page 307D.

10 <i>Carlisle Daily Sentinel</i> (Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania), Jan 25 1919.

11 <i>New Bloomfield Times</i> (New Bloomfield, Perry, Pennsylvania), 3 May 1881, page 5.

12 <i>New Bloomfield Times</i> (New Bloomfield, Perry, Pennsylvania), 6 Sep 1881, page 5.

13 <i>The Star and Enterprise (Newville, PA)</i>, 31 May 1899, page 4.

14 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3SS-WJN David A Beecher, 1900.

15 <i>The Star and Enterprise (Newville, PA)</i>, 18 Jan 1905, page 4.

16 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MG8W-WBW David A Beecher, Frankford, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet , family 144, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375348.

17 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=51000130.

18 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 57685. Anna M. Beecher. Father Geo. B. Orris. Mother Rebecca Shambaugh.

19 Pennsylvania Department of Health, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Indices</i> (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA, 16103. Online at http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/public_records/20686 .), Death certificate 57685, Anna M. Beecher.

20 <i>The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA)</i> (www.cumberlink.com), 13 Jun 1932, page 2. Obituary of Mrs. Annie M. Beecher.



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